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Dec 16, 2012 5:30pm PST
, on this sunday night from newtown, connecticut. we are here tonight in front of the newtown high school where an entire community is coming together. the families of the victims, the survivors too, and they are gathering here tonight to hear from president obama, who is here now at the school right now. tonight in his role has comforter in chief as a father himself, helping to heal a nation in mourning. he is speaking with the families at this hour and around this country tonight, outside philadelphia, a vigil for the victims. in washington, d.c., remembering them with song, holding candles against the night. at a church in detroit, keeping the children, the teachers, in their prayers. and on television today, nfl players, like the teams in the new orleans superdome offering a moment of silence. and this evening a new image of the gunman, adam lanza in a sixth grade yearbook picture years before he would take the lives of 12 little girls, eight little boys and the six women who taught and guided them. our ern tire -- entire abc news team is on the grounds tonight and we begin with the portrai
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 3:00am PST
at an elementary school put your small town on the map? we'll see how newtown is trying to heal. >>> but first, newtown begins saying goodbye to the victims today with funerals for two 6-year-olds. jack pinto and noah pozner. >> president obama remembered those little boys along with all the others who died during an emotional speech last night. abc's mark greenblatt is in newtown with more from that vigil. good morning, mark. >> reporter: well, good morning. the president came here to newtown to grieve with a community that has lost so much. and tell the rest of america that he hopes that we can all learn from what happened here. >> since i've been president, this is the fourth time we've come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings. >> reporter: more than 900 people packed into newtown high school for an emotional interfaith service. they came to remember loved ones lost in the shootings and left with the message that those who died may help lead america to become better and safer for others. >> these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. in the c
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 7:00am PST
the people of newtown, they're not alone. a powerful call to action. a president filled with angry. >> i come to offer the love and prayers of a nation. mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow. nor can they heal your wounded hearts. you're not alone in your grief. >> reporter: consolation first. and then, a call to action. >> this is our first task. caring for our children. if we don't get that right, we don't get anything right. can we truly say, as a nation, that we're meeting our obligations? the answer is no. these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. >> reporter: president obama, stricken and stern, promised to make america safer for our children. >> i'll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. are we really prepared to say we're powerless in the face of such carnage? >> reporter: across the audience, tears became sobs, as the president remembered those who shielded the children. >> dawn hochsprung, mary sherlach, lauren rousseau, vicki soto, rachel davino and anne marie murphy.
ABC
Dec 16, 2012 5:00pm PST
with president obama in newtown for an evening brother vigil. he'll meet with the family0s of the shooting victims. investigators are still trying to find out what prompted 20-year-old adam lanza to shoot his mother multiple times in the face before continuing his killing spree at sandy hookletly that only end when he shot himself in the head. now the town is working to have the youngest survivors not have their lives impacted. >> the policeman told us to close our eyes. and just go out. >> told to us close our eyes because the man was probably dead right there. reporter: a nearby up to is helping by offering up a school that is silting empty to the children of sandy hook. the idea when they go back to school, they don't have to do it in a building struck by tragedy. >> ama: the community has been shaken by this tragedy, and it's not just those directly affected in the shooting. laura an happy to is live from sandy hook with reaction from folks in town. laura? reporter: this is a very tight-knit small community, a village. today it was filled with people and cars from all over the area. bu
ABC
Dec 16, 2012 6:00pm PST
listed. in sandy hook, connecticut, abc-7 news. >> ama: as the people of newtown gathered for worryship today to begin the process of grieving, a church received a bomb threat. the threat was directed at st. rose of lima church. for the second time in three days s.w.a.t. team members in camouflage were back on the streets in newtown. a thousand parishioners were evacuated. >> went out calmly, a safe resolution. >> ama: no one was injured in the incident. eight of the child victims attended this church, as do the shooter adam lanza and his mother. >> in addition to the bomb threat there are instances of people going online to spread false information about the shooting. >> this information will be posted on social media sites. misinformation coming from people posing as the shooter in this case, posing -- using other i.d.es, mimicking this crime scene, the activity in this community. >> ama: currently investigating who is behind this. they assured reporters, anyone arrested will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. >> a friend of the family says adam lanza learned how to shoot gu
ABC
Dec 16, 2012 11:00pm PST
tonight. good evening. i'm ama dates. president obama visited the grief-stricken community of newtown, connecticut where he met with the victims' families. he will have more on tonight's services in a few minutes. we begin with abc news reporter laura anthony live in the community still reeling from the shooting that took 27 lives. laura? >> reporter: that's right, ama. the community is still reeling and starting to heal a little bit. in the meantime we learned new information. we learned adam lanza, the shooter, and his mother who was a gunnen enthusiast. abc news has learned that she actually visited a gun range in this area on several occasions. and we learned on one occasion she brought her son adam with her. now, it is unclear at this point whether he fired any guns there. >> reporter: the grieving continued late into the night in the tiny new england village of sandy hook, a community still trying to come to grips with all they lost. in the center of town near the christmas tree, the memorial grows to the 26 people killed by adam lanza at the local elementary school two days ago
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 4:00am PST
from newtown where the grieving will take a more private turn later today. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: sunny and rob, good morning to you. today is going to be another tough day for this heartbroken community. funerals will begin today and tomorrow. for some of the victims. and last night's prayer vigil, visited by president obama, is something that this community and the country will not soon forget. >> olivia. josephine. >> reporter: the more than 900 mourners who packed newtown high school heard an emotional president obama admit the country has failed them. >> since i have been president this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings. >> reporter: he said he'll use the power of the presidency to stop tragedies like the massacre of 26 children and adults at sandy hook elementary school. >> these tragedies must end. to end them, we must change. >> reporter: outside the vigil where president obama spoke, an emotional reaction from a shattered community to the president's visit. >> it was very touching and to --
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 6:00am PST
or google play. >>>. >>> new this morning, president obama is back at the white house after visiting newtown, connecticut. he walked out of marine one after delivering an emotional tribute to the victims of the tragedy. he called on the nation to change so another mass shooting like this one never happens again. >> olivia, josephine. >> more than 900 mourners that packed the high school heard emotional obama admit the country has faild him. >> this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shooting. >> he will use the power of presidency like the massacre at sandy hook elementary school. >> these tragedies must end. to end them we must change. >> outside an emotional reaction from the shattered community to the president's visit. >> it was very touching, it did mean a lot. >> we have six kids. that is how we will be judged. >> new and chilling details about adam lanza's past have emerged. according to the governor the rampage ended ten minutes after it began when lanza where he opened fire heard wailing sirens from law enforcement approaching
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 2:00am PST
, abc news. >>> residents of newtown grieved at an inter faith memorial service with president obama in attendance at newtown hospital. they spoke of recovery and change. >> we needed this. we they'ded to be together -- we needed to be together here in this room, in the gymnasium, outside the doors of this school in living rooms around the world. we needed to be together. >> the horror that was visited upon our sandy hooks school was not deserved. it is the angry and desperate act of a confused young man. >> 900 people packed the high school gym. grown men cried hugging first responders and others found a chance to released penned up emotions. president obama promised change. >> these tragedies must end. and to end them we must change. in the coming weeks i will use whatever power this office holds in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. >> funerals have been announced for seven of the 27 victims. the first two will be tomorrow. services all over the bay area honored the victims of the shooting. what local people are doing to remember the victims, and what you can
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 4:30am PST
for everyone in newtown, connecticut. we'll continue to cover the story and find the latest developments on our website and facebook page and twitter feeds. >> kristen: developing news from san francisco where firefighters rescued a man who was stuck in a chimney overnight. it happened around midnight at an apartment building near clay street in laurel heights neighborhood. it caused quite a commotion for people that live there. they don't know why the man was in the chimney but they say she was not trespassing. fire crews had to loseen several bricks to get him out. >> eric: there is light rain in spots out there. >> we'll get a little bit of sunshine but the rain is coming in. rain up in the valleys in the north bay and into the east bay the radar overshooting that overlevel rain right now. you can see when you look at the visibility, four miles of santa rosa. got to be rain and fog hanging around. sfo at 3 and half moon bay at one-quarter so worst is out around the coast. let's break down what is going to happen today. gusty winds through the morning hours, gusts up to 30 around half moon ba
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 11:00am PST
>> it is 2:00 in newtown right now. first two funerals begin at 1:00. the community will spend the next several days carrying out the grim task time and again. parents bearing their babies doing what no parent should have to do. >> residents are galvanized in their grief and beginning their goodbyes to the innocent victims. noah is being buried. he celebrated his sixth birthday with twin sister last month. she survived the shooting rampage. school classmate jack pinto is being laid to rest. he loved the new york giants and big fan of victor cruz. parents told him they will bury jack in his favorite jersey. >> i'm going to stay strong and do whatever i can do to honor them. >> they are still going to interview many children who survived the blood bath. >> any interviews will be done with professionals. >> we know the shooter forced his way into the school and carried an arsenal of weapons including a bushmaster assault rifle and hundreds of rounds of high powered ammunition. >> every single facet of the weapons will be analyzed. every single round of ammunition will be looked at
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 5:00am PST
will hear the rest of her story coming up on "good morning america." in newtown they are sending their children to other schools as sandy hook remains closed. >> bay area schools are addressing concerns about school security as kids head back to the classrooms this morning. some school districts have reached out to police departments to review safety procedures. for other districts like in oakland, the threat of violence is something they deal with on a regular basis. teachers are being briefed on how to discuss any questions students might have about friday's shooting in connecticut amy hollyfield will have much more in a live report coming up in 30 minutes. >> out of the tragedy at sandy hook elementary there is a remarkable on story of survival this morning. a little girl teacher told her to play dead. she was the only one to make it out live. >> she was the first to run out of school building covered in blood from head to toe. in the first word said, mommy, i'm okay, but all my friends are dead. >> the pastor and the little girl's family is suffering survival's guilt. >> ther
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